Harold Dieterle III (born
1977 in of West Babylon,
New York) is an American chef, best known as the winner of the first season of the Bravo television network's
reality television series
dish is spicy duck meatballs.
was a 1997 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.
His professional career began at Della
in the Hamptons for two years. That was followed by
three years at Red Bar and two years at 1770
House, both in New York
For almost five year, he was a sous-chef
at The Harrison
In October of 2005, Dieterle competed in and won the first season
of Top Chef
. Following his win on the series, he left
in early 2006 to plan the opening of his own
restaurant. His restaurant, Perilla
, opened in May 2007 in
New York City.